Varsity Head Baseball Coach

    • Job Tracking ID: 821021
    • Job Location: Austin, TX
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: June 06, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Varsity Head Baseball Coach –  This position can be a part-time, stipend only position, or combined with another full-time position within the school

Regents School of Austin’s Department of Athletics has a passion and mission to use sports to redeem the hearts of athletes, parents, coaches and others to Christ.  We want to compete in a way that honors the Lord and points others toward Him, and will focus heavily on the process of competing well.  While shaping and developing character, we will work to maximize the talents, skills, and abilities that God gave each athlete for the benefit of the team. 

Position Summary

Coaches are one of the most significant components to the athletic program and therefore must be Christian role models who are committed to fulfilling the mission of the school, desire to disciple our student-athletes, serve their families, and who are knowledgeable in their sport. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Culture

  • Provide a long-term plan for program advancement in your sport; responsible for implementing the plan vertically for all teams for grades 7 to 12; plan should include off-season and summer development goals and opportunities
  • Routinely meet with coaches, student-athletes, and parents to ensure awareness and understanding of the athletic department’s vision to redeem sports for Christ
  • Lead conflict resolution between parents, coaches, and student-athletes on your team
  • Meet with prospective families whose children have an interest in your sport

Instruction

  • Be a “Master Teacher” utilizing multiple teaching techniques to reach students who have varying learning styles;  ensure assistant coaches are teaching with the same approach
  • Have written tryout and practice plans.  A progression of skill development and conditioning improvement should be apparent from practice plans 
  • Instruct properly; practices must be characterized by instruction that accounts for a logical sequence of fundamentals that consider the developmental level of the athlete and that lead to an enhanced progression of player knowledge, skill, and capability; instruction should move from simple to complex, known to unknown; instruction should demonstrate appropriate and safe techniques and must include warnings about unsafe techniques and prohibited practices
  • Condition properly; practices must account for a progression of cardiovascular and muscular-skeletal conditioning regimens that prepare athletes sequentially for more challenging practices and competitive activities; weather conditions should also be considered

Oversight

  • Provide supervision; must be physically present and provide supervision over a structured practice that is appropriate for the age and maturity level of players; coaches are also expected to supervise the condition, safe usage, maintenance and upkeep of equipment and facilities
  • Assess athletes readiness for practice and competition; coaches must be able to evaluate a student-athletes physical or maturational ability to compete and if there is any doubt the athlete should not compete until cleared by a medical physician (our school’s Athletic Trainer will not allow an injured or sick athlete to participate without medical clearance from the athlete’s physician)
  • Maintain safe playing conditions; possess a higher level of knowledge and skill that permits them to identify foreseeable causes of injury specific to a sport and inherent in defective equipment or hazardous environments; weather conditions are also a consideration here 
  • Provide proper equipment;  ensure that all players are properly equipped with equipment that is appropriate for the age and maturity of the athletes and that is clean, durable and safe; fitting equipment should be carried out in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications; athletes must wear protective equipment that is appropriate for the type and level of practice/playing activity
  • Be a good steward of all equipment, storage areas, locker rooms, weight rooms, fields, and gyms; keep facilities and equipment neat and clean

Administrative

  • Maintain TAPPS certification
  • Have high level knowledge of all TAPPS and NCAA/NFHS rules as they pertain to your sport
  • Attend non-routine events such as district meetings, athletic banquets, clinics, etc.
  • Meet weekly meeting with Director of Athletics
  • Provide emergency care; all coaches are required to be CPR-First-Aid-AED certified; coaches are expected to know how to engage professional emergency personnel (911) if needed; coaches should know where automated external defibrillators (AED’s) are located on campus
  • Execute assigned summer camps
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills

Ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Willingness to listen and to help build consensus; ability to build trust and rapport
  • High self-awareness; acts in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization
  • Proven organizational and time management skills; detail-oriented; self-motivated; ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously
  • Process driven
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Technology savvy; proficient in the use of Google applications, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to adapt to varying social environments that include parents, coaches, student-athletes, administrators, opposing coaches and school administrators

 

Regents School of Austin is a unique K-12 school that educates 1,000 students on an 82-acre campus in southwest Austin. Our mission is to provide a classical, Christian education, founded upon and informed by a Christian worldview, that equips students to know, love, and practice that which is true, good and beautiful, and challenges them to strive for excellence as they live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man. Regents School of Austin is well recognized by peers for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, curriculum, students' achievement, parental involvement, and community support. 

Regents Athletics helps to fulfill the mission of the school by teaching the Christian way of competing and the Christian way of life as expressed through our three core values in athletics - character, commitment, and community. The Regents Athletic Department acknowledges the following order of priorities in our school:  1) God, 2) family, 3) academics, and 4) athletics. When this order is followed, it gives student-athletes the opportunity to be balanced spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Experience and Skills:

 Qualifications

Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five years or more coaching experience at the high school or college level
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to disciple youth athletes towards a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Demonstrated leadership of student-athletes and adult coaches
  • Demonstrated faith in Christ; clear appreciation and support for the Athletic Department’s mission to redeem sports for Christ

Information on our Purpose, Mission, Philosophy, Objectives and Doctrinal Statement

Board members, administration, faculty, coaches and other instructional personnel of Regents School, whether full-time, part-time or volunteer, must subscribe to our Purpose, Mission, Philosophy, Objectives and Doctrinal Statement, evidenced by their signing a statement of agreement with Article II annually. This document can be found by clicking: Philosophy and Doctrinal Statement. As a supplement, the Regents Board of Directors has adopted two additional statements as clarifying language under Article II. The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy - This was adopted in 2017 by the Board to be clear on our view of the inerrancy of Scripture. Nashville Statement: A Coalition for Biblical Sexuality - This was adopted by the Board in 2019 as clarifying language on our view of biblical sexuality.

Links to documents below:

Article II

Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy

Nashville Statement: A Coalition for Biblical Sexuality